Fun football gear for fans of any team!

#letsgeaux @saints #whodat @lids

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Who Dat Nation! Wait till you see the fun Saints gear that Lids has! The list is endless! From tanks and tees -- from beanies to caps -- from sporty shorts to wild pants -- they have you covered. I got some great black and gold gear, as you can see...

But check out this incredible custom made hat! Representing my station WGNO and of course... we got my name on it: JING! 

They really have something for every fan. Whether you're ostentatious and out there, or conservative and more subdued. I can't wait to wear and flaunt my new Lids stuff! 

Charlotte Tilbury: 'Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world.'

When you work in TV, you use make up from so many different companies that they all really start to blend together. But when I got my Charlotte Tilbury package, I truly was blown away. 

Her aptly titled Magic Foundation works wonders. It didn't feel like cake face or pasty and thick, but it provided significant coverage and my skin just looked smooth and soft.  It's perfect for on-air. We need to look flawless, but you want to feel like your skin can actually breathe!

This foundation also touts it's ability to "treat and transform your skin, especially if you struggle with melasma, acne, rosacea."  My face looked like porcelain, it covered up blemishes and skin discoloration very well. Definitely my favorite Charlotte Tilbury product.

Loving this hel's bells lipstick ๐Ÿ’‹ @ctilburymakeup

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โ€œI believe that every woman wants to feel beautiful, powerful and sexy and that makeup is a great way to achieve this. Makeup gives you INSTANT CONFIDENCE. Itโ€™s about feeling as fabulous on the outside as you do on the inside.โ€ - Charlotte Tilbury

If you want a foundation that's lighter that still provides full coverage, check out her Light Wonder foundation. The best part about this foundation though, is that it has anti-aging benefits, minimizes your pores and is very hydrating.

I use this one when I am not on air, it's very moisturizing and comfortable. Another great product. I like Light Wonder when I want a more casual look, I use Magic Foundation when I want to look more done up.

Charlotte Tilbury's lipstick collection is out of this world. She has so many incredible colors, from matte to gloss. I received the Hel's Bells "deep berry matte lipstick." I mean -- the color is to die for. It goes with so many outfits. I can make it look sexy and chic or fun and playful!

You can also alter the looks of the lipsticks by matching them with their lip glosses.  They have some deep colors if you like a darker, sexier, smooth look --  and also lighter colors if you just want a shimmer or sparkle! I was a big fan of Blondie, which I have used with light pinks and dark pinks -- it gives my lips a gold, glimmer. 

This rich, magical magenta-mulberry is inspired by the quintessentially British style of Helena Bonham-Carter, completing her dreamy-gothic, eclectic look.

I also really liked Charlotte Tilbury's  Unisex Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer (I used it in the photo above). The description calls it "summer-in-a-bottle all year round" that will "bring your tired skin to life."  It reminded me of a BB Cream -- light, comfortable coverage. Would also be great for guys -- it's not cakey or powdery like make up at all -- just a nice, fresh cover up to even out your skin tone and give you a nice glow! If I am not in the mood to wear make up and I am doing something in the evening or night, I am going straight for this moisturizer.

My favorite part about this brand though is that it provides make up for all types of women. They have photos of women from various backgrounds in their foundation, lipstick, blush -- whatever -- so you can really picture how it would look on you. I am half-Asian, so ordering make up online can be really scary -- I feel like I never know what I am going to get! But I looked at some of the photos of girls who looked similar to me and I got a great idea of what would be a good fit.

This make up line is high-quality and fun. It's also going beyond coverage, thinking about the health of your skin, providing anti-aging and acne-fighting options.

It's more expensive, without question, but after using it, I would definitely say 100% worth it. 

Also another awesome company, that's pushing confidence and self-love. So now -- I am ready to conquer the world ;)

Blue in Pinkblush

What a gorgeous find! This blue dress from Pinkblush is one of my favorites, hands down. I got so many compliment about the detailed neckline. It is well-made and intricate and you just feel fancy when you have it on!

funny how a dress and some heels can make you feel absolutely delightful ๐Ÿ’™ @shoppinkblush

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i choose to be happy ๐Ÿ’™ @shoppinkblush

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You could easily wear this on a picnic, a walk around the park -- just throw on some sandals. Or you could wear it to work, it can definitely be dressed up with some nice jewelry and heels. I wore it to the museum for a date and I couldn't have felt prettier!

I'm in a glass case of emotion ๐Ÿ’  @shoppinkblush #anchorman #amnewsers

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Another win from the amazing clothing brand! Incredibly stylish, fun -- yet classy! Click here to check out their latest women's dresses!

Already looking ahead to the weekend... #fridayeve @shoppinkblush

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Craving Kismet Cosmetics

Kismet Cosmetics is my go-to make up now. Forget Mac, Sephora -- whatever -- I love their products. Their lipstick collections are absurdly awesome, the colors are beautiful and last. They've got liquid lipstick , semi-matte lipstick, glosses, lip kits and more! Their lip products also smell lovely and don't have a chalky taste, which I appreciate!

Hot pinks, sultry reds, demure nudes: whether you want something for work, something casual, something fierce -- they have the color.  The company touts their variety, aiming to provide their clients with a variety of looks for any occasion!

"Fashion is no longer just about the dress you are wearing. It is about the entire look. From the right pair of shoes to the perfect hairstyle to match. You wouldnโ€™t wear a pair of cork wedges with a cocktail dress now would you? Letโ€™s hope not. This is the mentality that we bring to the table with KISMET. A beauty line that enhances your overall look. Thus, fashion is head to toe."

Back to the daily grind! #amnewsers @kismetcosmetics

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Now to the "Build Your Own" Primp Velvet Lip Kit.  This is a fantastic gift. Great deal. It's 40 bucks and (as suggested in the title) you build it yourself. My kit came with the Buff Sugar-Lip Scrub, Hydrogel Lip Mask, Edge Lip Liner Mini and your choice of a Velvet Semi-Matte Lipstick. It's a great value, fun and man -- I am out in the sun all the time playing volleyball. I really take my lips for granted. My lips felt great after using the scrub and mask! 

Let's not forget about their mascara. I have short stubby eyelashes. I usually wear fake ones and absolutely hate mascaras, but I was literally in shock when I tried out Kismet Cosmetics mascara. My eye lashes looked fuller, bolder and they were actually curling, without a curler. The mascara liquid really had an impact on my awful lashes, I have never used a better mascara. Period. The brush was nice too, separating my lashes nicely. Another plus, the liquid also helps with lash growth...I mean, c'mon! Can this get any better? 

The bronzing lotion is also a great addition for any skincare/makeup lover. It doesn't smell weird, doesn't look weird, it comes off the hands easily. I have some awful tan lines since I play sand volleyball frequently, and while the lotion didn't make my lines disappear, they really helped minimize them. It made my skin glow and glitter! I really like this product -- and since I am out in the sun all the time. It's a must have for a quick tan lines cover up!

Talking about glitter and glow -- the illuminator options are gorgeous. They have Goldie, Rosy & Toasty options. They all make you sparkle! I actually use them as a primer for my eye shadow too, it sharpens my brow  line and gives my eye make up a glamorous look. Like any highlighter, it helps accentuate the cheek bones! Great colors that can give your 'night out on the town' look an extra umph or dress up your casual look if you just want to wear BB cream and mascara. 

And dude -- don't even get me started on their eyeliner. Finding the right eyeliner is such a pain. But this goes on smoothly, the color is dark and the brush is comfortable and easy to use. I am thrilled that they came out with this product and that it's so good. Let's be honest, you can find decent lipstick anywhere, but finding a solid eyeliner is tough. Well, I found it. Love. it.

I have been using Kismet Cosmetics for roughly a month now and have been so impressed by everything I have used so far. As I said in the beginning of the article, they're my go-to makeup company now -- and I'm craving more Kismet Cosmetics!

Vivianna ๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ’‹from @kismetcosmetics is giving me life โฃ๏ธ

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Sufficient-C is more than sufficient!

Fall is here. And you know what that means? The cool, comfortable air moves in, the color of the leaves start to change -- and people get sick! That's right, people start falling ill! And ain't nobody got time for that (especially not me, I got things to do)!

Sadly, I have been feeling under the weather since late last week. Tired, little feverish, sniffle -there was no better time to try out Suffcient-C! 

I'm one of those weird people who loves healthy foods and drinks packed with nutrients-- and you don't have to be a registered dietician to know that Vitamin C can help with cold recovery! So, I started downing their Lemon Peach Immune-Ade. 

So I have tried so many vitamin drinks-- I can't even start to list off the brands-- and let's be honest. They don't always taste great, they just have a vitamin taste to them. Since I workout a lot and I like taking vitamins (I know, like I said weirdo), they don't really bother me. But I still can pick up that earthy, herbal flavor. 

With Suffcient-C though, this Immune-Ade is tasty, so right away I'm thinking, ok they've covered up the vitamin taste with sugar. But then when I looked at the ingredients I saw that the mix is stevia-sweetened (ask any nutritionist, stevia-- natural plant-based sweeteners-- are all the rage). 

So naturally sweetened, packed with nutrients (2000 my of Vitamin C per scoop, plus L-lysine, Bromelain and a 94% pure green tea extract) and easy to make (just use the scooper inside the jar and add to water). For me, this was awesome. It tasted great for a vitamin drink (and lemonade in general) and boosts the immune system! 

I think it was a great way for me to get fluids and vitamin C in my system while I was sick and I think I'll definitely use it just for hydration during the workday and after workouts. Sufficient-C is more than sufficient to me!

From SufficientC.com

From SufficientC.com

I ain't blue over Twenty2

This color tho... ๐Ÿ’™ @twenty2cosmetics #me

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By day, I am a professional broadcast journalist, covering the top stories of the day, digging deep for pieces that I hope will connect with my audience. But I am human -- and need a break from the daily grind too. And one of my favorite things to do with my down time: play with makeup.

When I am at work, I put on a ton of make up (that would rival some of the greats from RuPaul's Drag Race), but I can't have too much fun. No crazy colors, keep it as natural looking as possible. Even though I am wearing layers of paint, I can't do anything too trendy or bizarre.

So when I get a night out with the girls, you best believe I am letting my makeup freak flag fly! Cue "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" -- that's right, I channel my inner-Cyndi Lauper. I can't dye my hair wild colors, but I can go Rainbow Brite meets Jem with the makeup! And when I saw 22Cosmetics lipstick, I was like.....Must have -- must have now!

They have a fantastic collection, with colors ranging from classic to atypical. But the best part about this brand -- their lipstick containers look like Sailor Scout Pens...

I am just kidding... that's not the best part (but do you see a resemblance? Maybe it's just me). Anyway, I love their brand because it promotes confidence and individuality. Being yourself, expressing yourself 100% and using makeup to find yourself, be yourself, develop yourself, grow yourself.

The company, just like their lipstick containers, are bold, brave and ostentatious. Their website says:

Twenty2Cosmetics represents the journey to BECOMING and BEING a well-rounded woman of beauty and substance. No matter where you are in your journey.
With our products, every day you are reminded of how you mean something and how important and valuable you are.
Lipsticks and makeup that never take away from who you are!

I mean, how can you not be a fan of this message. Have fun with your make up. Be adventurous. Take some risks. And I felt inspired, so I went right for the funnest color (imo) -- Sincerely22. Sincerely22 is described as a "gray lip color with blue undertones. Highly Pigmented and easily applicable"-- and boy were they right! This color popped. It looked AWESOME. And it made me feel empowered and intrepid. I felt like a super hero wearing it. It went on easily and stayed on pretty well too. So, basically, I am in love. I love this company. I love the product. I love it's message. My lips may be blue, but girl, I ain't blue over Twenty2 -- I am in love and want more!

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pinkblush perfection

I cannot get enough of this brand. The last three dresses I got fit so nicely, the fabric felt fantastic, they were incredibly comfortable and very flattering. The "Purple Floral Hi-Low Wrap Dress" had me feeling like a princess. I felt feminine and adorable in this lovely lavender piece, covered with delicate flowers. It's form fitting at the top and shows off the collar bone. I just felt lovely in it! I wore it to work on-air, but I could have worn this to a baby/bridal shower or a picnic. Extremely versatile dress! 

Little stroll down #magazinestreet in the #gardendistrict #nola ๐ŸŒท@shoppinkblush

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This little black number gave me so much confidence. It showed off my shoulders and collar bone! It was a little shorter and sexier. Again, a very adaptable dress. I wore this one on a hot date at a speakeasy, followed by a fun night on the town. But you could wear this as a cover-up on the beach or for brunch with the besties!

๐Ÿธ@shoppinkblush

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This blue dress with black palm leaves was the edgiest out of the three. The spaghetti straps made it quite seductive. Perfect for a night of dancing out on Frenchmen Street. These pictures fail to show the incredible detail on the back. The criss cross back was very fun and sultry. The dress is a little longer though and could (again) be used for an event that's more casual. 

i like nighttime things๐ŸŒ™ @shoppinkblush ๐Ÿ“ธ: @sweetee13

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Long story short, these are fabulous dresses that you can wear frequently -- and for lots of different events -- whether it's for work or fun!